Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
MBARI Research
Marine Biology research at MBARI —
Microscopic life in the open ocean

Some marine biologists at MBARI study microscopic algae and microbes that live in the open ocean. Their specific areas of research include:

The ecology and genetics of microscopic marine algae

Using automated biochemical analyses to study marine algae and microbes
    MBARI lead researcher in this field:
    Chris Scholin (Molecular biologist)

Interactions between marine algae, other marine organisms, ocean chemistry, and climate

Algal blooms and red tides

Iron and algal blooms

Marine bacteria and archaea
    Former MBARI researcher in this field:
    Edward Delong (Molecular microbiologist--now at MIT)


Last updated: Oct. 05, 2015